Black Dog Relief – A Cabaret for Robbie Tripe produced by Sharu Loves Hats and Cuba Creative has raised $3,666 for the Mental Health Foundation of NZ and the vitally important work they do nationwide.
Sunday 6 September, San Fran was packed with laughter, celebration and love in memory of our dear friend Robbie Tripe.
This tribute using Robbie’s song list was our way of honouring a talented member of the performing community who left us after losing his battle with the Black Dog, and raising awareness around the issue of mental health in our country.
Judi Clements, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, says, “We’re very grateful for the donation but sad that it has come from losing a valued life. The more openly we talk about mental health, the more we can all do in communities to support people through the experience of mental distress and the less isolated they will feel.”
"Wellington was the second Black Dog Relief after Auckland and we hope to use ‘Black Dog Relief’ as a platform to raise money and awareness nationwide to benefit the Mental Health Foundation, particularly within the performing arts community,” says Sharu Delilkan from Sharu Loves Hats.
Our sincere thanks go to all who gave their time and talent to this performance, San Fran for providing the perfect cabaret venue and the magnificent Tripe family for their support and aroha.
Mental Health Foundation of NZ - creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/